Develop self-confidence through success in personal challenges
Martial Arts Classes
Unique classes created for everyone
Rural Youth Development
Opportunities given to rural students
Martial Arts available to everyone regardless of socio-economic circumstances
Sensei Andries Douglas travels by motorbike to teach
Helping to keep martial arts accessible to everyone,
regardless of economic standing.
We believe that Discipline should be Educated, not enforced. Through Martial Arts, the Discipline Education Programme combines the benefits of physical and mental exercise with structure, character building and leadership skills and Discipline. We place emphasis on the need to focus, and requirements for self-control. We equip students to make positive choices under pressure so they can be successful in all aspects of life. We are a discipline education programme as much as we are a martial arts programme.
During the past decade, we have worked hard to help low-income families and individuals afford to participate in quality martial arts programmes in the community. We created a Martial Arts where we host multiple styles of martial arts and self-defense classes instructed by several volunteers, setting the example. Community awareness and responsibility is one of the fundamental aspects of this programme. Also, we infuse the underlying tone that hard work is acknowledged and rewarded.
We practice traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo as was taught by the legendary late Hanshi Shugoro Nakazato, who passed away August, 2016. Prior to his passing his son Sensei Minuro Nakazato became the head of the Shorinkan Association. Hanshi Ju Dan Minoru Nakazato, 10th Dan Black Belt is now the chairman of the Okinawa Karate-Do Shorin-Ryu Shorin Kan Association and also the Instructor in the International Okinawa Kobudo Federation.
The Shorin-Ryu Nationals will be hosted in Ceres, Cape, this year and we are all looking forward to this. Being the 25th anniversary of our Style, this is going to be a huge and spectacular event, attended by karateka from around the country. Our parents’ involvement...
In tracing the actual beginning of Karate, we must go back to the Buddhist religion and a man known as Siddhartha Gautama, who was the Buddha himself. Gautama was born about 563 B.C. and died around 483 B.C. at the age of 80. About 1,000 years later, the founder and...
Empty Hand Way Karate-Do is the term used for the Okinawan life defense art predicated on the protection of the island people and their way of life. The original form of protection was referred to as “Ryu Te” later written as “China hand” in reference to Okinawa’s...